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Submission + - Japan Considers '911' Calls From Twitter, Social Networks (

itwbennett writes: "The Japanese national Fire and Disaster Management Agency today hosted the first of 3 panels to discuss allowing emergency calls to be placed through social networks. For the event, Twitter's Japanese blog posted entries on how to use the service during emergencies, one of which advised: 'If your circumstances allow, please add #survived to your tweets. This will help when family and friends that are worried about you search on your welfare.'"
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Japan Considers '911' Calls From Twitter, Social Networks

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One good reason why computers can do more work than people is that they never have to stop and answer the phone.